Set The Table
The coincidence of designing my first collection in every shade of pink in the summer of Barbie's movie release was not intentional. But I am delighted! It brings yet another reason to use my linens and share the story of them with friends. I love the hand-painted summer florals of these plates from Penny Morrison. Their whimsical style ties in perfectly with my linens. Keeping it relaxed, I knotted the napkins and places them on the side of the plates with a calligraphy name card on the right.
There's no science to the knot but I do think it helps to iron the napkins first and loosen them slightly, letting the corners of the design fall over the plate. I painted my own roses and then the summer florals on the menus to tie it all together. Candles are this fun spiral design. I placed them in holders of different heights to give movement.
For the flowers, I used the gorgeous seasonal Watermelon Sugar bouquet from Wild At Heart. The Sheffield Park Roses are just as exuberant as I think Barbie would have in her own house. I love the way the foliage of hornbeam and philadelphus ground the arrangement, stopping it from being too sugary sweet.
Shop The Look
Rosanna's edit of pink pieces.
A pair of napkins in the Jaipur Bloom print. These were Rosanna's first design, inspired by evenings on her terrace in Jaipur, where bougainvillea bloomed and roses formed the table centrepiece. Rosanna's hand-drawn florals were carved into a wooden block print. This was then stamped by hand onto Indian cotton using the ancient technique of block printing, for which Jaipur is famed. It is a craft that has been handed down from generation to generation. No two napkins will be quite the same due to the hand-technique used. Each corner of the napkin features the design so there are lots of ways to style it.
As seen in House & Garden magazine.
Sold as a pair. The price stated is for 2 napkins.
Napkin size: 50cm x 50cm
Summer Flower Plate
Hand-painted and hand-glazed by artisans in Portugal, this plate is a piece to treasure forever on your table.
I often tie cutlery with grosgrain ribbon in the summer (velvet in the winter) and VV Rouleaux has the best quality around.
All of the designs from Candle Flair are drip-free and smokeless. This twisted design is pure fun and I adore the colour.
Gem Wine Glasses
Every shade of pink in wine glass form. They remind me of semi precious jewels.
I love gold next to warm pink colours like these. This classic, modern set is from Habitat.
A garden party and tablescape using my first range of tablemats featuring my rose and bougainvillea blocks with a pretty scalloped edge.
The recipes, flowers, tips and ideas I return to every summer for dinners in alfresco in the garden at home or on holiday.
A summer party at Stripe & Stare's Chelsea pop-up store in aid of Smart Works charity. I was delighted to co-host the event as part of my ambassador role with TENCEL™ and lead a...
The release of the Barbie movie in cinemas this week has given me an excuse to paint my life even more pink than usual: from outfits to this dinner party in shades of...